Summer is upon us, with its golden promises of barbecues, beach trips and socialising. Besides making sure we drink plenty of water and eat healthily, one of the best ways to ensure we look radiant is by enjoying regular pampering.
Facial treatments can work wonders when it comes to boosting the health and vitality of our skin and helping us to look our very best. They can also provide a range of benefits for skin complaints such as acne and rosacea and help to combat common signs of ageing.
Whether you have a specific issue that needs tackling or you’re just keen for some pampering, there are plenty of facials for you to choose from. To help you find the right treatment for your skin, we’ve shed some light on the various types of facial treatments available and how they work. Read on to find out more!
Different types of facial treatments and how they work
You are probably already familiar with the classic or standard facial treatment. This relaxing and restorative treatment is ideal for dry to normal skin and can be used throughout the year to cleanse and rejuvenate your face.
It begins with cleansing and exfoliation, to remove impurities and dead skin cells. This is followed by a steam session to combat blackheads and whiteheads. Finally, the classic facial concludes with a soothing massage. This simultaneously tones your skin while leaving you feeling deeply pampered and relaxed.
As the name suggests, LED therapy involves the use of an LED light canopy. Lying under this canopy for just twenty minutes will provide you with the full healing powers of LED light.
At Homefield Grange, we recommend the LED facial treatment for anyone who is keen to reverse the common signs of ageing. This includes reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. LED therapy is also helpful for anybody who has skin sensitivity or pigmentation issues that they want to address. From acne and rosacea to redness and other common skin problems, LED therapy can help. Just one session can bring noticeable improvements to your complexion.
If you want a more intensive procedure, you could try microdermabrasion. This treatment targets a range of skin problems and complaints, ranging from wrinkles and sun damage to enlarged pores and acne.
Taking less than an hour, microdermabrasion involves the use of an applicator with an abrasive surface or a special spray. This gently but firmly removes the outermost layer of your face in order to restore it to its former health.
There are a variety of microdermabrasion treatments and devices available. Some anti-ageing facials even include it as part of the treatment.
For a more advanced solution to the effects of ageing, laser resurfacing is an option. Administered by trained experts, this facial treatment uses a laser to remove the outer layers of skin. Your face will be left looking younger and smoother and improvements to your skin will continue to occur in the following months.
This is because your body will produce new layers of collagen that will add plumpness and tone to your face. Laser resurfacing is more invasive than other treatments. However, there are different types of laser available which means you can select a milder treatment if you wish.
The HydraFacial is a restorative treatment that has experienced a major surge in popularity over the past few years. Offering a milder form of microdermabrasion, a HydraFacial uses a specially designed medical-grade device that vacuums impurities from your pores.
At the same time, the device injects your skin with restorative serum. This dual-purpose treatment offers a range of benefits. These include improved hydration, firmness and luminosity, as well as smaller pores and a reduction in unwanted oils.
Aromatherapy facials are highly popular around the world – and for good reason. This type of facial treatment offers a range of benefits. These include detoxification, improved circulation and hydration, and younger-looking skin. You will also enjoy the relief of both physical and psychological stress.
As the name suggests, an aromatherapy facial uses essential oils made from plants. There are no synthetic nasties or unwanted chemicals here! These oils provide a host of positive effects – and not just for your face! Depending on the blend, your aromatherapy facial could even help with the regulation of your nervous and endocrine systems. It could also boost your body’s natural defences for better health.
During an aromatherapy facial, your therapist will select the best blend of oils to suit your unique needs. These oils will then be massaged into your face and neck using special soothing strokes. This technique will infuse the oil into your skin so it can begin its healing work.
Here at Homefield Grange, we offer not just one but two different kinds of aromatherapy facial. These treatments use expertly blended and indulgent Decleor masks to maximise results.
Depending on your needs, you can enjoy either the standard Decleor Aromatherapy facial or the ‘Lifting’ treatment. This powerful anti-ageing facial effortlessly turns back the clock.
Whichever treatment you choose, your skin will be left looking more radiant and rejuvenated than ever – not to mention silky smooth to the touch.
Treat your face to a pampering at Homefield Grange
As you can see, facial treatments can bring all kinds of benefits to your skin – and to your wellbeing in general.
If you would like to treat yourself to a revitalising facial treatment in time for summer, we have several indulgent facials to choose from. These range from LED therapy to soothing aromatherapy facials to suit your needs. Whichever treatment you choose, your face will be deeply cleansed, moisturised and rejuvenated.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn more about our facial treatments and the other revitalising options we provide at our world-class retreat.